Aug 27, 2009
1, the Dry Valleys of Antarctica
Antarctica’s Dry Valleys in Victoria Land west of McMurdo, their barren gravel scattered on the ground, is considered the most similar place on Earth where the alien Planet. Its charming scenery, located in Victoria Land to the west of McMurdo Sound, where almost no snow, but except for a few steep rock, here is the ice of Antarctica is not the only part of the mainland. Occasionally found in the valley that contains permanently frozen lake ice a few meters thick. In the ice, in the extremely salty water, live in mysterious simple organisms, is currently being studied this a strange question.
Came to this island, you would like in a dream, as believed to be transported to another alien Planet, or come back to a certain period of Earth’s history. Socotra Island, consists of four islands, geographically speaking, in the past 600 or 700 million years, it has been isolated and outside the African continent. This small island with the Galapagos Islands, as above, live in more than 700 kinds of extremely rare animals and plants, of which one-third of the Earth could not see elsewhere. Adverse climate weather, hot and dry, full-beach fully captured the plateau limestone caves (about 7 km long) and in the mountains up to 1525 meters high. But the – prosperity of the most amazing plant life, trees and plants of this island through long-term preservation of geological isolation, some varieties have about 2,000 million years.
3, Spain, giant open-pit mine
Giant open-pit mine in Spain created by the Rio Tinto Group, looks is like the lunar landscape. River flows through mountains and valleys, and even the whole town around the nearby villages, almost all the flow of red color of water. Rio Tinto Group has become a landscape within a landscape. The river’s acidic and rich in heavy metals, so the water is red.
4, Canada’s dot-Lake
Spots located in the province of British Columbia Lake, in the summer sun, the water evaporation and crystallization out of a lot of minerals, forming the boundaries of many of the white trim and shallow pools of water-rich minerals present blue, green and other colors. It contains the world’s highest concentration of minerals: magnesium, calcium, sodium sulfate and other minerals and trace elements, including silver and titanium dioxide.
5, Bolivia’s Atacama Plateau
Bolivia’s Atacama plateau may be the world’s most spectacular landscape areas. Sublime, mysterious and impressive. This region includes the world’s largest salt desert, active volcanoes, geysers and other tall cactus Islands and exotic scenery, you come here, like totally do not travel on earth, but like in the magic movies .
6, Brazil’s Moon Valley
Shilin, Yunnan, China. Is located in Kunming, Shilin Yi Autonomous County in the south, 86 km from Kunming City. Is the world’s rare attractions. On the road south of 400 square kilometers wide area, over a hundred big black rock group of the forest in general. These phenomena known as karst (because the most typical karst plateau in northwest Yugoslavia, hence the name).
8, Mauritania Richat geological structure
This spectacular landforms in the Sahara desert of Mauritania, south-west, known as Richat structure, this so great a diameter of 30 miles of the geological formation of spatial structure of reasons, was initially considered to be caused by meteorite impact, but now geologists believes that this is a geological structure may be related to crustal uplift and erosion related. But why become very standardized circular is still a mystery
9, Austria, the ice cave
Fare about 40 kilometers in the mountains near Salzburg. But unlike normal ice cave large cave. You come here right away there will be a strange feeling, full of strangely shaped ice sculpture form, like a fascinating piece of nature crafts. But the cold did not contain any signs of life, but also seems to be to another planet. There are many caves around the world, but the glaciers in Austria is currently the only known cave ice cave.